New 604Republic Posters: Game of Thrones, Donnie Darko, and Procrastination

Posters are always cool and the new posters from 604Republic are uber cool. They’re especially cool if you’re a geek. Are you a geek? If you’re a geek then you’ve probably read the fictional work of George R.R. Martin. His A Song of Ice and Fire novels take place in several divided continents. Most of the story takes place on the continent Westeros, but of course, if you’re a geek then you would know that.

They’ve also got two other posters, one of which is an homage to Donnie Darko and that freaky bunny, Frank. Now, I know this might be a very, very, very bad thing….but…I’ve honestly never been able to sit through Donnie Darko. I tried twice. I’ve fallen asleep both times.

All three posters are 12.5″ x 18.5″ (inch) full-color poster priced at $6.95 and available now from 604Republic.

The Dark Knight Light

This is an AWESOME T-Shirt! It’s from Shirt.Woot and was designed by Nathan W. Pyle. The design is simply called The Dark Knight, but it could have easily been called The Dark Knight Light! I think that would have been a much more witty name. This Batman glows in the dark!

If you want this one you better cop it now, it won’t be around for long, like mos other Shirt.Woot T-Shirts. You’re lucky that it’s even still available. The Dark Knight is available now from Shirt.Woot for $15.

Recursive Wil Wheaton – Wilception?

If you’re a regular here then you know that I love to post things that have personal relevance to me. Many of the T-Shirts that I post about I can somehow relate to – If not then why post about them, right? Here, we have an awesome Wil Wheaton inspired T-Shirt by Scott Meyer of the web comic Basic Instruction.

I love this T-Shirt for two reason, 1. I am a huge fan of the 80’s flick Stand By Me, and 2. What’s not to like about an infinite number of Wil Wheatons? Stand by Me is one of my all-time favorite films – without a doubt. I recently did a re-watch of this Stephen Kind written and Rob Reiner directed movie from 1986 and I have to say that it does stand the test of time. Stand by Me is a timeless movie and one that you should run out to see it if you haven’t done so already.

Interestingly, I spotted this blog over at FashionablyGeek, however, this tee design is far from being brand new. It actually first poppped up more than a year ago. In fact, Wheaton did a write-up of the T-Shirt and the story behind it. Check it out here, it’s an interesting read. Unfortunately, the T-Shirt is not for sale.

Buy Stand by Me (25th Anniversary Blu-ray Edition) from Amazon today for $14.99.

Dance Party Massacre Posters

Looking to dress up your wall with some fresh new artwork? If so, check out the latest release from our friends at Dance Party Massacre. They’ve just released silkscreened versions of some of their best-selling designs. They are silkscreened on 100lb, acid-free, archival paper. They’re perfect for framing in your office, man den, or new dorm room. The posters are available now from the Dance Party Massacre online shop and they range in price from $9.95 to $16.95.

Should Zack Snyder’s Superman Look Like This?

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures recently released a photo revealing the look of Henry Cavill as Superman in Zack Snyder’s upcoming Man of Steel. The preview suggests that the latest incarnation of Superman will be darker and grittier. At first glance, I thought Superman looked great. As long as they stay away from spandex I will be happy. However, I did notice that one thing was missing from the latest Superman – the vintage front hair curl.

“There’s been a bit of a ruckus on the internets over Superman’s locks. If you know me, you know that I love Superman. LOVE him. The ‘Christian Slater’ coif he’s sporting here is keeping me up at night. It aint right. My Photoshop skills are meager at best, but I managed to give Big Blue a digital haircut. Alright now, where’s that phone book… lemme see… wonder if Zack Snyder’s in here…” -Chris Gardner

No worries, illustrator Chris Gardner put together a nice mockup of what Henry Cavill’s Superman would look like with the famous hair curl. The added curl definitely makes this Superman more Superman-like. While we are unsure as to whether or not Superman will sport the hair curl in the movie (no other photo stills have been released), Cavill was spotted on set sporting the curl as Clark Kent.

Now the only thing left to worry about is whether or not Superman will be sporting the red tights in the Man of Steel.

By the way, if you enjoyed this post then be sure to check out my list of 101 Superhero T-Shirts for the Ultimate Comic Book Mega Fan.

Dream Levels (For Inception Fans)

There seems to be a lot of noise going on within the product page of this new Busted Tees T-Shirt. A bunch of Inception fans seem to think this shirt is inaccurate, while other really love it. Let’s try and see if we can break down the layers and see whether or not Dream Levels is in fact accurate or not.

Outer Layer (Reality): That’s where you and I are right now, assuming neither of us are sleeping and/or dreaming.

Layer 1 (Yusuf): This is where the initial dream takes place. Also, this is the dream that involves the longest free fall van dive ever in the history of movies and mankind. Yes, it was that long.

Layer 2 (Arthur): Layer 2 is the dream within a dream. Remember, it involved that very, very cool and gravity defying sequence in the hotel room and then elevator. Future Riddler was the guy ding all the work in this dream.

Layer 3: (Eames): Now it gets really complicated. This layer reflects the dream within a dream within a dream. It’s the icy snow fortress sequence. Tough guy Tom Hardy plays  huge role in this dream sequence.

Layer 4 (Limbo): Ah Limbo. I think this is the part of the movie in which many brains exploded. Seriously, when leaving the theater a lot of people talked about amazing the movie was and then quickly switched topics to how unbelievable confusing it was. Limbo was the place that Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) needed to go to in order to save Saito. Remember, Saito was really, really, really old.

So there you go. A quick examination of Dream Levels by Busted Tees demonstrates that it is theoretically correct. However, I could be totally wrong.

If you want it then go and pick it up now from Busted Tees for $15.99.

Dream Levels - Inception

Dream Levels - Inception

Found Item Jetset: The Goonies and Ferris Bueller

The Experiment Jetset phenomena rolls on with these two new tees from our friends at Found Item Clothing. Both shirts references characters from 80’s movies classics. In fact, The Goonies was one of those movies that I grew up watching – over, and over and over again. I remember the first time I watched it, my dad had rented a copy from a local video store when it was just released (I remember the sticker on the case proclaiming it to be a new release). At the time, I had no idea what or who the Goonies were. But once the film on the VHS tape started to roll, I was hooked. Goonies never say die!

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, the John Hughes classic from 1986 (a year after The Goonies was released), didn’t catch my attention until 2 or 3 years after it was originally released. From what I recall, I caught it on HBO. I might have been too young to appreciate the antics of Mr. Bueller, but my appreciate for him grew with every re-watch.

The 80’s, they were great.

Both Goonies and the Ferris Bueller’s Day Off T-Shirts are available now from Found Item Clothing for $21.95.

The Goonies Experimental Jetset

Ferries Bueller's Day Off Experimental Jetset

Here’s Looking At You, Kid

I normally do not blog about Threadless submissions mainly because I don’t like to be teased and I don’t like to be a teaser. I take that back, I actually enjoy teasing others, I just don’t like being teased with designs that might possibly never see the light of day as a bonafide T-Shirt.

Let’s face it, submitting a design to Threadless is like throwing your piece of art into a haystack filled with other, equally good, pieces of art, with the hope that the Threadless regulars (and staff) will see the glow in your artwork and vote with a 5$. Oh the coveted Threadless 5$. Your design also seemingly gets lost in the crowd a bit faster if you’re new to the Threadless scene. Lack in name recognition could be the only thing holding you back from seeing your little baby of a design earn you $2500 and T-Shirt design immortality.

Having said all of that, I’d like to introduce my friend, who goes by the name of Bunny Dojo in the webiverse. He is quite a skilled designer and has a very polished portfolio. He specializes in key art and logo design. He’s also pretty good at designing those covers that your DVD’s and Blu-ray discs come packaged in. Despite this, the world of competitive T-shirt designs contests is a different kind of beast and he knows it! So I am showing off his first Threadless submission, Here’s Looking At You, Kid, partially because he’s my friend, a little because I’ve been a big fan of his work for many years now, but mostly because he has a solid design that I truly believe is worthy of being printed at Threadless. Now go vote for it!

The world will always welcome lovers. As time goes b-a-a. Inspired by a love of “Casablanca” and the styling of ‘Glennz,’ this design is my first that felt worthy of submission to Threadless. I’m really happy with it, and I hope you will be too. -Bunny Dojo

Here's Looking At You, Kid

Here’s Looking At You, Kid. - Threadless T-shirts, Nude No More

Johnny Cupcakes Totes + Freddy Krueger

Our favorite cupcake hustler, Johnny Cupcakes, has just released a some new goods and they’re available now in his online shop. First up are some new Johnny Cupcakes branded totes. The tote designs include the popular Make Cupcakes Not War moniker, the fat kid and a classic crossbones design. The totes are priced at $19.99 a piece.

Make Cupcakes Not War

Johnny Cupcakes Crossbones

Johnny Cupcakes Fat Kid

Johnny has also released two new tees, both of which are in commemoration of the recent A Nightmare On Elm Street remake. Freddy is back and Mr. Cupcakes is excited! Both shirts are available now for $35.99 at Johnny Cupcakes. I should mention that growing up I was horrified of Freddy Krueger. Horrified. I remember catching it on TV when I was maybe 6 or 7 and being totally horrified. Needless to say, this theatrical reboot is on my must watch list!

Johnny Cupcakes X Freddy Krueger

Johnny Cupcakes X Freddy Krueger

By the way, the Johnny Cupcakes Suitcase Tour is still on the road, so if you want to catch him before he heads back home to Boston then be sure to check out the tour page on his website!